Aluminum Fluoride

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A4739

In the form of a white powder, Aluminum Fluoride occurs naturally as minerals rosenbergite and oskarssonite.  It can also be processed synthetically.  In the industrial production of aluminum, Aluminum Fluoride is one of the most essential additives.  Anhydrous AlF3 is used in the production of aluminum metal.

Aluminum Fluoride, Anhydrous is a necessary additive for the manufacture of aluminum by electrolysis. Together with cryolite, it drops the melting point to below 1000 °C and boosts the conductivity of the solution. It is into this molten salt that aluminum oxide is dissolved and then electrolyzed to give bulk Al metal.

Aluminum fluoride complexes are used to research the mechanistic aspects of phosphoryl transfer reactions in biology.  They are of fundamental importance to cells, as phosphoric acid anhydrides such as GTP and ATP control most of the reactions involved in metabolism, growth and differentiation. The knowledge that aluminum fluoride can bind to and activate heterotrimeric G proteins has shown to be helpful for the research of G protein activation in vivo, for the elucidation of three-dimensional structures of several GTPases, and for understanding the biochemical mechanism of GTP hydrolysis, including the role of GTPase-activating proteins.

CAS NO: 7784-18-1

Grouped product items
  Product Name SKU Grade Quantity List Price
Aluminum Fluoride A4739-BULK 95 + % BULK Price on Request
Aluminum Fluoride A4739-2.5KG 95 + % 2.5 kg
$277.15
Aluminum Fluoride A4739-12KG 95 + % 12 kg
$1,037.13
Aluminum Fluoride A4739-45KG 95 + % 45 kg
$2,738.15
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Description

In the form of a white powder, Aluminum Fluoride occurs naturally as minerals rosenbergite and oskarssonite. It can also be processed synthetically. In the industrial production of aluminum, Aluminum Fluoride is one of the most essential additives. Anhydrous AlF3 is used in the production of aluminum metal.

Aluminum Fluoride, Anhydrous is a necessary additive for the manufacture of aluminum by electrolysis. Together with cryolite, it drops the melting point to below 1000 °C and boosts the conductivity of the solution. It is into this molten salt that aluminum oxide is dissolved and then electrolyzed to give bulk Al metal.

Aluminum fluoride complexes are used to research the mechanistic aspects of phosphoryl transfer reactions in biology. They are of fundamental importance to cells, as phosphoric acid anhydrides such as GTP and ATP control most of the reactions involved in metabolism, growth and differentiation. The knowledge that aluminum fluoride can bind to and activate heterotrimeric G proteins has shown to be helpful for the research of G protein activation in vivo, for the elucidation of three-dimensional structures of several GTPases, and for understanding the biochemical mechanism of GTP hydrolysis, including the role of GTPase-activating proteins.



Chemical Synonym Aluminum trifluoride, Trifluoroaluminum
SKU A4739
Appearance/Form White crystalline powder
CAS No. 7784-18-1
Property 1 95 + %
Property 2 anhydrous
Formula AlF3
Handling and Storage

Precautions for safe handling

Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols. Further processing of solid materials may result in the formation of combustible dusts. The potential for combustible dust formation should be taken into consideration before further processing occurs.

Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed. For precautions see section

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

Molecular Weight 83.98
Storage Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Transport Information Not Regulated
DOT (US) Not dangerous goods
IMDG Not dangerous goods
IATA Not dangerous goods
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